The second such incident in less than a week comes on the heels of an announcement that Australia won't accept new boat arrivals.
Prime Minister Kevin Rudd announced Friday that all refugees arriving by boat will be sent to Papua New Guinea – a hardline stance he hopes will win votes.
Bloody waters before summer has even started may sound like a drag on tourism, but it's a mere drop in the sea for Australia.
Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard took a spill today on a visit to India, a country that Canberra is working hard to win over.
Five Australian soldiers were killed in Afghanistan yesterday and today, including three apparently murdered by Afghan Police forces.
President Obama in Australia today pledged to boost the US military presence in the Asia-Pacific region. The significant strategic shift is popular with regional governments wary of China's rise.
According to court documents, Australia 'collar bomb' suspect Paul Peters – arrested in Kentucky Monday – once worked for a company with links to the father of Madeleine Pulver.
An Australian teen who said a home intruder strapped a live bomb to her in a suspected extortion attempt was freed after a 10-hour ordeal.
The number of Asians in Australia has almost doubled in a decade, from 1.03 million in mid-2000 to 2.1 million in the middle of last year, according to government statistics.